1625 Charles I Type 1a2 Mm Lis Halfcrown

Charles I (1625 - 49). Tower Mint under the King (1625 - 49) Halfcrown, type 1a2, first horseman, king in  armour with sword over his shoulder, on horseback left, plumes on horses’s head and rump, no  rose on housing,  no groundline below, CAROLVS D G MAG BRI FRA ET HI REX rev. Long cross fourchee over square garnished square shield CHRISTO AVSPICE REGNO mm. Lis [1625] (S.2764; N.2201: Brooker - ; Bull 14/1d-T) - weight 13.86 grams

Bought S R Porter 1981

The illustrated halfcrown in Bull of this extremely rare die pairing, with only 2 specimens recorded (this and the J M Ashby example). 

Struck on a squarish shaped flan which in our opinion adds to this halfcrowns wonderful charm. Better than Very Fine with a handsome portrait and bold reverse

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